Monday, February 23, 2009

Robe l'Anglaise Progress

Hi Everyone,

I have been slowly working on my robe l'anglaise round gown for a couple of weeks now. I say slowly, because I usually zip through my projects as fast as I can. On this project, I'm taking my sweet time, sewing a little bit in the evenings and on the weekends. It's been very relaxing and fun.

I also made another straw hat for picnics and strolls and other such events. I took a straw hat and shaped it so the front brim dips down and the back flips up a bit. I then added some wired ribbon around the crown and pleated the top layer. Then I made a bow out of green ribbon for the back.

Here are some pictures of both the bodice and the hat. God Bless!!!
Love Lauren

Hat Side (Front is on the left, back is on the right)

Hat Back

Hat Front

Bodice Side

Bodice Back

Bodic Front (pinned, because I don't have the hooks and eyes in place yet)

Have a great week!

2 Witty Sentiments:

Sarah Jane said...

Ooh, the bodice and hat look great!! I can't wait to see the gown when you are finished. It looks wonderful so far. I really like the longer sleeves.

lissawi said...

The hat is beautiful! The bodice looks like it will have a very nice fit when you are done!